The ARGCS hardware is VXI-based, partially for reasons of compatibility.
There are many specific test needs, so several smaller systems have been developed in parallel with ARGCS and other NxTest-related initiatives.
system incorporates many new test technologies to achieve a rapidly deployable, interoperable support capability (Figure 1).
"ARGCS is a synthetic test system specifically designed to transparently execute TPS in their current form by providing direct translation between single-instrument interface commands and the new synthetic platform.
In addition to the company's responsibility for the ARGCS RF/microwave subsystem, Aeroflex also provides synthetic satellite-payload test instruments and transmitter/receiver modules, the STI-1000 and TRM-1000, respectively.